Audi India , India’s largest selling luxury car maker, will launch the RS7 hi-performance sedan some time later today. We are on our way to the launch event and will report LIVE from ground zero. The Audi RS7 will soon become one of the first cars to be launched in the country in 2014.
The Audi RS7 was unveiled a year back at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show in January last year and as with all RS model from the Ingolstadt, is a hi-performance variant of the highly successful fast back sedan.
A quick glance at the Audi RS7 is more than enough to get to know that the RS7 is not your vanilla A7 (if at all you can call A7 to be ‘vanilla’). The RS7 boasts of bigger air intakes, a honeycomb grille, faux aluminium mirror housings and twin oval exhaust tips, all of which are sufficient to differentiate it from the ‘lesser’ variants. Also helping with the differentiation are the tastier 20-inch mag wheels. Optional extras on theRS7 21 inch wheels, large Quattro lettering on the front grille, modified front splitter and rear diffuser.
Talking about the interiors, the car boasts of a flat-bottomed steering wheel and a revised speedo, which is calliberated till 200mph. Also present is a color display that shows data like oil temperature, boost pressure and a digital shift light.
The Audi RS7 is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 motor that has a peak power output of 560hp@5700rpm and max torque rating of 516lb-ft@ 1750 rpm. All this is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed ZF auto box. The new Audi RS7’s motor benefits from a cylinder deactivation system and a stop-start system, all of which help it to achieve a fuel economy of 21mpg in European combined cycle. The Audi RS7 can hit the 100kmph mark from zero in just 3.9 seconds. The car has a top whack of almost 250 kmph. This top speed can be de-restricted to 304kmph on opting for performance boosting packages.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for updates from Audi RS7 India launch event.